Monday, August 4th, 2008 - 19:00
In the past year, there has been enormous hype in the media about the growth of Web 2.0 and the use of social networking by the millennial generation. There has also been much publicity about the use of Web 2.0 in business and government. This report deconstructs the hype and presents the potential uses of social computing in government, discusses the barriers to Web 2.0, and presents what citizens think about Web 2.0. Interestingly, citizens in different age groups are open to new government initiatives to deliver services over the Internet using the interactive capabilities available in Web 2.0.
"Nice work. With the government's obsession with EBP, it's only through articles like this that change can begin." -- Joshua Stengel
"Local government around Williamsburg VA (James City Co.) implemented Facebook for exactly the reasons cited - reaching out to a younger demographic. Success is building slowly..." -- Thomas R. Pennington, James City County, VA Technology and E-Government